Everybody knows by now that the delivery drone ambitions of companies like FedEx and UPS amount to marketing stunts. But what happens when those stunts don’t go quite as planned? UPS knows because it recently bungled a delivery drone demo in front of a bunch of reporters.
Forget your Amazon package arriving beneath a drone: In Rwanda this summer, urgent deliveries of blood and drugs will be dropped by drones to help save lives.
A frustrated writer and poster enthusiast got upset when she had a hard time getting a Patti Smith print delivered to her home in Brooklyn. What did she do? She redesigned the slip that the United States Postal Service (USPS) uses to notify you that they’ve fail to deliver.
Amazon isn’t the only company that’s serious about delivering you stuff via the medium of drone: Google’s skunkworks X division has been working on ‘Project Wing’ for a few years now, and the research is starting to bear fruit.
eBay has announced that it’s shutting down it’s same-day delivery service, eBay Now. Not, perhaps, surprising given the competition and eBay’s lack of delivery expertise.
Like Uber, but for delivering Amazon packages? In its ongoing effort to get packages to consumers as quickly as possible, Amazon may soon employ an Uber-like app that uses ordinary people as delivery drivers.
Seamless and Grubhub should be very afraid: Amazon is testing a restaurant takeout and delivery service called Amazon Local in Seattle.
Forget drones, Amazon has been experimenting with a far more innovative method of providing same-day delivery to its customers. As part of a new pilot program, it turns out that one of the most efficient methods of getting packages to doorsteps are good old-fashioned yellow taxis.
After a soft launch in a Brooklyn neighborhood, more New Yorkers can now order Amazon Fresh. For a limited time, Amazon Prime members in certain ZIP codes will be able to get free same-day delivery of over 500,000 goods, including groceries, electronics, and items from local vendors. But there's still a ways to go.
The Amazon Fresh same-day grocery delivery service is finally reportedly coming to New York City—perhaps as early as October. To handle logistics, Re/Code's sources say that Amazon's been prepping a warehouse in New Jersey that could also serve the Philadelphia market. We saw this one coming but it's still exciting…
Google and Barnes & Noble share a common rival in Amazon—and now they're teaming up to take it on. From today, the duo will be offering a same-day book shipping service in select areas of the U.S..
Time is not kind to grilled cheese sandwiches; there's a (very) slim window once they've left the skillet before they turn into a congealed bummer. Which makes home delivery all but impossible. But the SmartBox, a highly engineered container, promises to get these fickle sandos to your door with minimum rubberization.…
Amazon has started begging the Federal Aviation Administration to let it start testing drones in its own backyard, according to a letter that was made public Thursday.
What with Amazon and Google Shopping Express winning the world's laziest misanthropes' affections, other companies are left doing everything they can to stay in the fight. In Best Buy's case, that means offering free shipping on major appliances—and (apparently) praying that folks don't realize the $30 required cord…
If you live in the blizzard-ridden United States, you might be looking out your window at a harsh, desolate, snowy wasteland. Cars in the middle of the street. Frosty despair. But you're also hungry. Here's how to order in, guilt-free.
We're at the peak of the busiest delivery season of the year. To prove how mad it is, Animal New York recorded this insane 24-hour time-lapse of a UPS parking lot packed with truck trailers behind its office in Hell's Kitchen—"Due to space constraints, this plays out like an real life game of Tetris."
Last Sunday Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon was doing early R&D on delivery drones. And whether it was a legitimate revelation or more of a marketing ploy, the idea of Amazon drones burrowed quickly and deeply into the cultural consciousness.